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Margit-sziget

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12 travelers at this place:

  • Day4

    The best guide possible

    August 27, 2017 in Hungary

    Brian's second cousin Zsuzsi is an architect and town planner. She is also the author of several books on the history of towns and town planning. Who better to take us on our own personal guided tour of the Castle District with its interesting architectural styles and history? So, we set off with Panni and Zsuzsi for what proved to be a really interesting day.

    To quote Wikipedia: "Buda Castle sits on the south tip of Castle Hill, bounded on the north by what is known as the Castle District (Várnegyed), which is famous for medieval, Baroque and 19th-century houses, churches and public buildings. The hill is linked to Clark Ádám Square and the Széchenyi Chain Bridge by the Castle Hill Funicular. The castle is a part of the Budapest World Heritage Site, so declared in 1987."

    Not surprisingly, the area is one of the major tourist attractions of Budapest, so it was quite busy, but we certainly enjoyed the VIP treatment. Zsuzsi knows the area like the back of her hand and was able to give us so much information about the major buildings and their history. We learnt so much and saw so much beyond what the average tourist gets to experience. The four of us enjoyed a very pleasant light lunch at one of the many restaurants which was marred only slightly by Brian spitting the dummy at the poor level of service.

    From the vantage point of the Fishermen's Bastion, Zsuzsi was able to point out various features of the city from its development in mediaeval times when there were the two villages of Buda and Pest to the bridging of the Danube, initially with pontoons then with the historic Chain Bridge. Zsuzsi is also a guide and volunteer at the Budapest History Museum, located in the Castle District complex. Sadly, time didn't allow for us to tour the museum itself, as it had been a long, hot day and we were all starting to flag.

    Saying our fond farewells to Zsuzsi and Panni, we wandered back to our hotel for a breather before heading out for a light dinner then an early night.
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  • Day3

    Musée du flipper

    September 16 in Hungary

    Il faut le trouver celui-là !

    Dans une rue excentrée, juste une porte, avec une petite enseigne lumineuse, qui mène à un sous-sol... Et vous voilà dans le paradis des amateurs de flippers !

    La collection est impressionnante. 120 flippers, quelques bornes d'arcade, à utiliser sans modération !
    L'entrée est payante, mais toutes les machines sont en utilisation libre.

    Le plus vieux flipper en fonction que j'ai trouvé date de 1951 !
    Quelques-uns plus vieux sont là juste en exposition.

    Sonia a trouvé une borne Pacman et y a passé quelques temps. Suffisamment pour pulvériser le meilleur score enregistré dans la machine ! 💪✌️👍
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Margit-sziget, Margareteninsel, Isla Margit, Востраў Маргіт, Markétin ostrov, Маргет утравĕ, Νησί της Μαργαρίτας, Insulo Margareta, Isla Margarita, Margitinsaari, האי מרגיט, Margitin otok, Nyulak szigete, Isola Margherita, マルギット島, 머르기트 섬, Маргит, Margaretha-eiland, Margaretøya, Wyspa Małgorzaty, Ilha Margarida, Insula Margareta, Маргитсигет, Margitsziget, Margaret Adası, Маргіт, 瑪格麗特島

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